- LL.B, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
- Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Certified Public Accountant (Practising), Hong Kong
Ken is a Senior Advisor of Mazars Hong Kong.
Born in Hong Kong, he graduated in law at Edinburgh University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at a Big8 firm, subsequently joining their Hong Kong office in 1976. In 1979, he joined the Inchcape plc group in Hong Kong, a multi-national group involved in engineering, insurance, shipping, automotive agencies and a variety of trading activities. In 1983 he became finance director.
In mid-1985, Ken left to join an international accounting and business advisory firm as a partner, becoming managing partner of the Hong Kong office in August 1988. In 1989 the firm began representing Mazars exclusively in Hong Kong. In 2007, Mazars CPA Limited was formed and Ken was appointed the Managing Director until September 2012, at which time he was appointed Chairman of Mazars Greater China.
Ken has extensive experience in litigation support - working with lawyers on both civil and criminal cases; acting as expert witness in both the High Court and arbitrations on a variety of legal matters involving a wide range of financial and accounting issues; undertaking share valuations, company reconstructions, liquidations and receiverships.
A major focus is ensuring that the firm achieves value for its clients and meets their business advisory needs, primarily in Hong Kong and China.
In December 2009, Ken was appointed to the Mazars Group Governance Council which oversees the activities of the Mazars Group Executive Board. In December 2012, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Group Governance Council.
Ken has been active in the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”), served for 3 years as Chairman of the Practice Review Committee and 3 years as Deputy Chairman of the Ethics Committee. He currently serves on the Institute’s Regulatory Reform working group.
Ken has been appointed as an Honorary Adviser to the Financial Reporting Council for 2 years with effect from December 2015. The position involves assisting the FRC in carrying out its responsibilities under the Financial Reporting Council Ordinance. In May 2016, he was appointed to the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Ken is a Director and immediate past Chairman of Vision 2047 Foundation. Furthermore he has sat on the HK Lands Tribunal for the determination of rating assessments; he has served as a member of the Inland Revenue Board of Review for 9 years and has also served as the Honorary Treasurer for the charitable Asian Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness for 7 years.